Our branch is really small, about 40-45 people attend church... and on Sunday, the missionaries were asked to bless the sacrament and it was really awesome doing so in Spanish. I got it correct the first time! Elder Vergara and I have a couple investigators that are really progressing and it's exciting seeing them come closer to Heavenly Father and the gospel. Yesterday, August 29th, was one day that I won't ever forget! We had our first baptism! She's a 70 year old woman who everyone calls, "Abuela", which means, grandma. I had the opportunity to perform the ordinance. It was my first baptism ordinance and it was in Spanish! Those kind of moments are the reason I wanted to serve a mission; to bring as many people I can into the waters of baptism to make covenants with our Father in Heaven.
I really enjoy the Mexican people. They are super nice and forgiving of my lack of Spanish. Most doorways here aren't made for the average American. I always have to duck my head before entering into homes! Mexicans sure do know how to cook amazing food! I haven't had anything that I didn't like. The members treat us so well and it's such a blessing. One time, we even had cheeseburgers with fries and beans! It was a nice reminder of the food from the states! Overall, it's been a great time down here, south of the border and if anything happens these next two years, It will be that I am more converted to the gospel. I love and miss all of you and hope all is well back in the states.
le Amo, tu hijo,
|So excited that Elder Fowler received a package from home! |
Now that we know how to send packages and that he will receive them,
we will be sending him more.
Check out that cool shirt he is wearing too :)
|A "Greenie" is a missionary that has just entered the mission field after being in the Missionary Training Center. |
It was fun to send him all kinds of green items from home.
|Elder Fowler-He is wearing the same white tie that his dad|
wore when he baptized people while serving in
the San Bernardino, CA mission between 1990-1992
|August 29, 2015- Elder Fowler was able to baptize|
this sweet 70 year old woman. This would be
Preston's first baptism ordinance that he would do in Spanish.
|As his mom, I must say, these pictures of this baptism brought|
tears to my eyes, seeing my son dressed in white, ready to baptize
this sweet woman that everyone calls, "Abuela", meaning grandma.
|The sister missionaries with Elder Veraga, the woman being baptized,|
and Elder Fowler
|Elder Fowler's nephew, Krew was|
blessed on August 30, 2015 in Reno, NV
|We didn't want to leave Preston out of the special blessing day,|
so we brought him along with us.
|Elder Fowler was certainly thought of today during Krew's blessing.|
|This was a sweet reminder that Preston would have been in the|
circle when his nephew, Krew was blessed. Oh how we miss him!